Sport: The Gaudy Texan

When Bobby Jones helped design the National golf course at Augusta, Ga., he made it fairly comfy for the average golfer, tough for the topflight pros. Most of the hazards seemed to have been placed just where they would penalize the game's best long-ball hitters. Last week, in the annual Masters Tournament, most of golf's top amateurs and pros agonized around Augusta's 6,900-yd. course through four days of overstuffed scores.

Defending Champion Sammy Snead of West Virginia and U.S. Open Champion Gary Middlecoff of Tennessee were the prematch favorites. Bantam Ben Hogan and...

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